Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

Carl Goldstein – Delaware Bluegrass

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is the second of an occasional series of features on personalities in the bluegrass music world.  Carl J Goldstein is a co-founder (in 1971), and now Chair, of the Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music (BFOTM) and a Director of the Delaware Valley Bluegrass […]


Songwriter Profile – Ray Edwards, Melody Man

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

James Ray Edwards was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on April 16, 1954. His family moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, which is a hotbed for bluegrass music, when he was 10 years old.  As they say, you can shake a tree in North Carolina and a […]


Artist2Artist: Frank Solivan – Preshow Routine & the *Ether* World

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Okay, before some of you go all-diesel on me, I am aware that many of our bluegrass music bands have a bus (and some have two) for their performance tours along the bluegrass ribbon of highway. In my recorded interview with Frank Solivan below, my reference to a bus as it relates to bluegrass music is […]


It’s country… it’s bluegrass… it’s The Roys

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Call it what you want–bluegrass, country, or inspirational–it’s clear that The Roys are in a trajectory to be one of the top bands in the business. Lee and Elaine Roy talked about their roots, milestones and their current success just before an October 18 performance […]


On This Day #35 – Flatt & Scruggs

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

On This Day ….. On October 24, 1951, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs recorded ‘Tis Sweet to Be Remembered and Earl’s Breakdown. During an afternoon session at the Castle Studio set up at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Flatt and Scruggs recorded […]


Having a coffee with…… Gena Britt

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The pioneering banjo player from North Carolina Gena Britt is my companion in our local coffee shop today.  Britt fell in love with the sounds of bluegrass music at a very early age and began her career as an award-winning clogger. At the age of […]


Artist2Artist: Robyn Taylor – Quieting the Nashville Noise

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recently interviewed Robyn Taylor ( for my Artist2Artist radio show. Our conversation took place at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia just outside of Atlanta where Robyn would be performing later that evening. I have interviewed other musical artists at this prestigious music venue, most recently […]


Artist2Artist: Byron Berline – Fence Jumper

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the pursuit of creativity, a true artist relies on a counter-intuitive vision to see and develop opportunities that others miss. Yes… counter-intuitive. They travel to where others won’t, and they believe in who they are and what it is about them that they bring […]


On This Day #34 – Bass Mountain Boys

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On this day …… On August 18, 1992, the Bass Mountain Boys released their first Pinecastle CD, Carolina Calling Me (PRC 1011). The 14 tracks were recorded at the Doobie Shea Studios, Ferrum, Virginia, by Steve Dilling [vocals/guitar /banjo], Johnny Ridge [vocals/guitar/fiddle], Mike “Hitman” Wilson […]


Fiddlin’ Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

It sounds like a movie script, doesn’t it. A beauty queen from the western part of the state wins the Miss Kentucky pageant, playing bluegrass fiddle for her talent competition. But that’s just what happened for Ramsey Carpenter when Miss Kentucky 2014 was announced in Lexington […]